Maple syrup is sweet - and I am not just talking flavor. In our household, we use organic grade B for not just pancakes, but as a sweetener for tea and other recipes that call for sugar.
I originally started using it in the lemonade for the master cleanse. Now I just use it for lemonade since my kids love the flavor too.
One thing I want to point out is that there is a HUGE difference between this syrup and what we refer to as pancake syrup.
The pancake syrup is a modified version of high fructose corn syrup and not the healthiest of sugars.
This real stuff is good for your heart, cholesterol, atherosclerosis, immune system and so much more. This tasty tree sap has a number of nutrients in it, the most beneficial of which are zinc and manganese.
Zinc has long been know as a beneficial antioxidant that helps support the immune system. However zinc also:
Maganese helps our bodies in a number of ways. In just an ounce of syrup, we are able to get 22% of the suggested daily amount of Manganese.
There is a huge difference between maple and pancake syrup. We are not only talking flavor here, but also the vital nutrients maple syrup has. Also, Grade B is less refined, and thus has a stronger flavor and holds onto more of the nutrients.
So put the pancake syrup back on the grocery store shelf and stock up on organic grade B maple syrup!